Susan Berkowitz

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By Susan Berkowitz
Many students with language disorders have difficulty with answering Wh-Questions. They confuse which type of word answers what kind of question. My signature Wh question program and app help teach students how to do so more accurately. Now get
Subjects:
Special Education, Oral Communication, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Other, Activities, Activboard Activities
CCSS:
SL.K.4, L.K.1d
$3.60
10 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.67 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Answering Wh questions is a very difficult skill for many children with significant language disorders who need to work on expressive language. While I am a firm believer in my “Program to Teach Wh-Questions” resource found here, some children need
Subjects:
Special Education, Oral Communication, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Interactive Whiteboard
CCSS:
SL.K.4, L.K.1d
$7.00
3 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (29.38 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
This deck of BOOM cards provides errorless learning practice with identifying spatial locations. Build prepositional identification skills with this deck of 30 cards using fun images. Students with language disorders often have difficulty with these
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Speech Therapy
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Other, Activities, Activboard Activities
CCSS:
L.K.1e
$3.00
3 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.89 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Are you supporting AAC users in tele-therapy/ tele-practice or just looking for independent activities for individual AAC users? AAC users need support with using core words both in context and in decontextualized activities for practice. This BOOM
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$3.00
3 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (0.75 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Are you supporting AAC users in tele-therapy/ tele-practice or just looking for independent activities for individuals? This BOOM deck is a no print resource to be used on tablets, computers, or Smartboards to teach the core word "MORE."Core word
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.78 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
If you're supporting AAC users in telepractice, this resource is for you. AAC users need opportunities to practice using core words both in context and out. Practice the word "Go," with engaging graphics in a multiple choice format.This BOOM deck
Subjects:
Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Interactive Whiteboard, Internet Activities
CCSS:
SL.K.4, L.K.1, L.K.1d
$3.00
2 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (0.73 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
This is a fun life skills activity for students to learn the meaning of signs they see in their community and on the street. These life skills activity can help students not only recognize the signs, but comprehend what each sign means and what they
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.50 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
If you're supporting AAC users in telepractice, this resource is for you. AAC users need opportunities to practice using core words both in context and out. Practice the word "Again," with engaging graphics in a multiple choice format.This BOOM deck
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.75 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Students in tele practice speech therapy love BOOM cards. This deck will help them learn which items (and actions) belong in which room of the house. This resource in similar to my Where in the House Am I? life skills resource, which is a printable
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Interactive Whiteboard
$2.50
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.12 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
If you're supporting AAC users or students with minimal language in telepractice - or even if you're just looking for independent practice - this resource is for you. AAC users need opportunities to practice using core words both in context and out.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.22 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Are you supporting students with language disorders who have a difficult time answering Wh questions? Knowing which type of word answers which type of questions can be confusing.No print resources can be used on tablet devices, computers,
Subjects:
Special Education, Oral Communication, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Interactive Whiteboard, Internet Activities
CCSS:
L.K.1d
$3.60
not yet rated
Digital Download PDF (1.21 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Are you supporting students with language disorders who have a difficult time answering Wh questions? Knowing which type of word answers which type of questions can be confusing.This BOOM deck offers 30 practice stimuli for answering Who questions
Subjects:
Special Education, Oral Communication, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Interactive Whiteboard, Internet Activities
CCSS:
SL.K.4, L.K.1d
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.58 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Are you supporting students with language disorders who have a difficult time answering Wh questions? Students have difficulty with the concepts of which types of words answer what types of questions.This BOOM deck offers 30 practice stimuli for
Subjects:
Special Education, Oral Communication, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Interactive Whiteboard, Internet Activities
CCSS:
SL.K.4, L.K.1d
$3.00
not yet rated
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been a speech-language pathologist for 40 years, before which I worked with kids with autism. I have been in the classroom, therapy room, and worked as an administrator. I have worked in public and nonpublic schools. I currently specialize in alternative-augmentative communication for nonverbal students and in training staff to implement aac in their classrooms. I teach workshops locally and nationally on augmentative communication and on teaching literacy skills to students with complex communication needs, and have written CEU on-line courses for SLPs about AAC. I have published research articles in peer reviewed journals, and spent considerable time working on translating research into practice.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Working with students with significant special needs has taught me to do whatever works - which can be different for every student in the group. While I have a strong background in applied behavior analysis from working with kids with autism, I utilize a wide variety of strategies and styles! I want to teach teachers and SLPs to consider all options for teaching students with Complex Communication Needs because we need to presume competence for ALL kids. I feel strongly that if a child doesn't learn HE has not failed. WE have.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have had research papers published in peer review professional journals, and have presented at numerous national and international conferences and on webinars. I have also written more than 16 professional CEU hour courses for an on-line university program for SLPs about AAC. And have recently written a book about AAC implementation for parents, teachers, and SLPs. My blog has been named one of the top 5 AAC blogs, one of the top100 Language blogs and top 100 speech therapy blogs.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a B.A. in Psychology, M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology, M. Ed. in School Administration, and extensive graduate level classes in Special Education (enough for a whole other Master's degree - but why?). I believe this varied background has given me a deeper understanding of what these kids - and their teachers - need.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have 2 (grown) children, 1 husband, and 2 cats. I spend as much spare time as I can in my art studio, creating unique jewelry and mixed media assemblage art dolls, or just stealing time for a quick sketch.

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